Former Manchester United player Federico Macheda is set to join Serie A side Novara in his bid to continue his professional footballing career, according to reports.

La Stampa reports that the Italian has reached advanced stages of negotation with the club regarding the purported move.

Macheda started with the youth team in Lazio, Italy before his move to Old Trafford. Despite an early impact in scoring a crucial goal for the Red Devils at 17 years old, the player struggled to establish himself at the club. After six years, riddled with numerous loan spells, he moved to Cardiff.

Various clubs are believed to be interested in signing Federico Macheda

Federico Macheda has been a free agent since August 30 when his contract with his latest club Cardiff City was terminated by mutual consent.

It seems like he was not part of the plans of the new manager Paul Trollope as it was the English coach that left out Macheda from his first-team and the 25 year old player was eventually sent his way out of Cardiff City after having spent a little over 2 years with the club.

The question that is being asked right now is which will be the next club that Federico Macheda joins?

Macheda has left Cardiff City

Cardiff City has revealed that FredericoMacheda has left the team after mutual agreement.

The player still had 12 months left on his contract and both parties feel that it will be better that the contract is ended.

Macheda who previously played for Manchester United was touted to become a world class player. Indeed he made a great start to his Manchester United career by scoring a goal against Aston Villa. Unfortunately for him, things did not really work out for him at Old Trafford, and he ended up being sold to Cardiff.

Prior to his move to Cardiff City, he had several loan stints at different clubs but failed to establish himself at any club. He went on loan at Nottingham Forest earlier this year and again failed to secure a place in the first team.


Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has joined those clamouring for young talent Timothy Fosu Mensah in the right back position.

Anthonio Valencia played in the role after a shuffle in the squad and was decent at it during pre season and in the season opener against Bournemouth. It seems that Valencia could solidify his position in the starting XI in that position.

“The position United have to worry about is right-back. They have Fosu-Mensah who is absolutely perfect. He is a very good defender and in the final third he’s as cool as a cucumber.


Championship side Cardiff City are set to shed more players this summer as they prepare to sign more players during the transfer window, after the Football League lifted their transfer embargo.

Cardiff City coach, Paul Trollope is ready to lead the charge for new players that will help reinvigorate the club ahead of the coming season. The plan would mean the shedding of current players.


Italian club sides Empoli and Cagliari want the services of Federico Macheda in the coming season.

The player had a stint in Italy that was largely disappointing. He played for Sampdoria in 2011 where he had 14 appearances but could only manage to score a goal. He returned to England to play for Cardiff City but Sport Italia says the 24-year old player is still wanted in the Serie A.


his rather unspectacular career was when he made the switch to Sampdoria.

The once highly rated prospect made a sterling remark when he scored two goals for the Red Devils senior squad in his first two games.

Subsequently, he was unable to hold down a regular shirt due to his undulating performances.

The striker has had several loan spells at several clubs in the English Championships and beyond. The Italian spent time at Sampdoria, QPR, Stuggart, Doncaster Rovers, and Birmingham City before joining Cardiff City on a permanent deal. He has been sent on loan again to Nottingham Forest.

The player told The Sun:

“Sir Alex Ferguson told me it would not be bad for me to go out on loan to be fit for the following season,” the striker started.

Federico Macheda wants to succeed at Nottingham Forest

Federico Macheda, who has just signed a loan deal with Nottingham Forest, wants to succeed at Nottingham Forest. The striker who is on loan from Cardiff City has joined Forest for the remainder of the season.

When asked how he feel about his new club, the former Manchester United player was keen to show that he felt at home at the club. He stated that Forest is a big club and with a big fan base and that he will be interested in staying there for the long term if ever he was offered the opportunity.

Macheda first came to the Premier League in 2009 and scored a sensational goal for Manchester United against Aston Villa. He was then 17 years old and pundits around the world predicted that the Italian striker will be a world class player.

Even when fully recovered, Macheda doesn’t play a key role

Federico Macheda got back into fitness and was fully recovered back in November of 2015 but even though he is more than ready to play, the Italian player has failed to land any important role in Cardiff City.

When Macheda did manage to get back in shape, he expressed his happiness in being able to return to the pitch as the former Manchester United player said:
"Personally, I'm feeling good.

Once Fernando Torres had decided to move to Atletico Madrid

Once Fernando Torres had decided to move to Atletico Madrid, goals were expected to flow for the Spanish striker.

He is someone who lives on confidence and the advantage provided by the home supporters will be crucial in building confidence. Torres is regarded as a hero at Atletico Madrid. He came through the ranks at the club before going on to captain them. Torres’ popularity grew to immense levels during his spell at Liverpool when he was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world. However, he has struggled for goals since 2011 when he moved to Chelsea.

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